Essential Chicago

This free 90-minute tour will take you to the most visited attractions in Chicago accompanied by a brief description

Essential Chicago

Essential Chicago is a 2-hour introductory tour passing through the most visited points of interest in Chicago. In this tour we will give you a screenshot of the city that will help you in consecutive days. We show you how to get around on foot and by train around the city center, we tell you about the main attractions you have to visit in Chicago, we share tips on how to save money on tours and other activities, and we explain the map and its cardinal points so that you can comfortably walk around Chicago on your own.

The Essential Chicago Tour begins at 400 North Michigan Avenue, in front of Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate and ends at the Old Water Tower.

An excellent introduction to the city

Chicago is a new city with less than 200 years of history since its foundation, however, in a very short time it became the architectural leader of the United States. From its beginnings as an indigenous settlement, consecutively destroyed by fire, the city persevered and rose from the ashes of the great fire becoming a world-famous cultural destination. Chicago is very photogenic so prepare the camera to embark on an urban adventure through this magnificent city and see its most popular attractions. To learn more about Chicago, join our other themed tours and immerse yourself in the various aspects of art, history and architecture of Chicago.

Discover the best of Chicago

We give you a brief description of more than a dozen buildings, as well as Chicago landmarks such as Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, the Loop and the Chicago River on this dynamic and entertaining tour. We begin the tour at the Chicago River and show you some of its most emblematic buildings such as Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Marina City as well as the beautiful Riverwalk. Then we take you to Millennium Park to admire its most photographed works of art such as the famous “Bean”, Pritzker Pavilion and Crown Fountains. Along our tour, we pass by the Art Institute of Chicago, the two most popular observatories in the city, the Skydeck and 360, the famous Chicago Theater and much more.

To cover more territory in such a short time, we take you to explore the city not only on foot but also aboard the elevated train, known as “L”, a unique attraction that will provide you with an unparalleled view of downtown Chicago.

Why do we offer free tours?

Free tours are a worldwide movement that offers tours for everyone, from backpackers to business people, and they fit each person’s budget. We want everyone, regardless of budget, to know and enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago. Free tours based on tips do not have a fixed price, but allows you to decide the value of the experience. Each traveler assesses whether the visit has been worthwhile and decides the contribution according to their degree of satisfaction.

TIMES

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Adult: Free (Tip-Based)

Child (up to 13 years old): Free (Tip-Based)

Average duration: 2H

Where?:  400 North Michigan Avenue, in front of Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate

Languages available: Spanish

Although the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts an average of 2 hours, the tour and the order of the stops may vary depending on weather conditions, holidays, opening and closing times of each place and / or other unforeseen circumstances or for organizational reasons

The tour Essential Chicago ends at the Old Water Tower on the Magnificent Mile

Wear comfortable shoes, the tour covers a distance of about 2 km on foot

Please bring a bottle of water on warm days since we will not be stopping along the way except for a bathroom break

Not wheelchair accessible

Not suitable for baby strollers

WHERE?

The tour Essential Chicago begins at 400 North Michigan Avenue, in front of Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate.

HIGHLIGHTS

Take with you an overview of the city on this 2-hour introductory tour

Stroll through the most visited attractions in Chicago accompanied by a brief description

Learn how to get around the city center on foot and by train

Visit Millennium Park and its most outstanding works of art such as “the Bean”

Learn about other must-see attractions around the city that you cannot miss

Listen to tips on how to save money on tours and other activities

Admire Chicago from a unique perspective, from the famous elevated “L” train

GET TO KNOW THE CITY IN DEPTH WITH OUR TOURS

Each of our tours will help you delve into the various aspects and specific areas of downtown Chicago at an affordable price.

Tours are rain or shine unless we have to cancel due to extreme weather or unforeseen circumstances, in which case we will notify you of the cancellation by email and / or WhatsApp to the number and email address provided during the reservation. Book online to guarantee your place on our guided tours.

Participation in Nexo Chicago tours is strictly voluntary. Nexo Chicago Tours and the guides that provide the tours will not be responsible for any physical injury, damage or loss of personal items during the tours. Just be careful and follow the instructions of the guides. The guides reserve the right to deny participation to any person, for any reason, in any of the tours.

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